Google Chrome is entering new realities.
The company announced its seemingly ubiquitous web browser will soon come to Google’s Daydream VR platform, giving us a chance to scroll through our favorite sites and spend even more time online while wearing the headset.
With this new integration, you’ll have the whole Chrome experience at your virtual fingertips in your VR world, just as you would on your phone or PC. The integration will be compatible with all the tabs, plug-ins, and extensions you’re used to with the standard browser, along with specially-tailored WebVR experiences.
Along with the web browsing functions, the Chrome integration will give you a shot at watching YouTube videos in all-encompassing VR, providing one of the most immersive platforms to watch funny cat videos we’ve seen to date.
The full Chrome VR experience will be available on Daydream this summer, and Chrome for Android later this year.
Google also announced new AR functionalities for Chrome too, showing off a demo with e-commerce retailer Wayfair. In the demo, Google displayed how users can digitally position furniture into an empty space to see how it looked in the room.
Phones that support Tango will be able to run the AR programs directly on the Chrome mobile browser.
Google says it will release an experimental build of Chromium with an AR API for developers on Github later this year.